Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat, ‘Pentagonal Twist Vase’, 1904, Jason Jacques Gallery
Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat, ‘Pentagonal Twist Vase’, 1904, Jason Jacques Gallery

With its twisting body, ovoid cartouches, and hexagonal rim, this extraordinary vase amply demonstrates the dynamism of Dalpayrat’s vessel forms, which as here, could combine geometric and organic asymmetry. Decorated with rich rouge Dalpayrat shading into lustrous brown, the surface captures the wide range of color this master potter conjured from copper oxide glazes. Marks: stamped artist's name, Les Grands Feux de Dalpayrat

About Pierre Adrien Dalpayrat

Adrien Dalpayrat began his career as a faïence painter, working at six manufactories between 1867 and 1888 before settling near Paris in 1889. There he devoted himself to stoneware, a material then held in high esteem by French art potters. Working alone and with collaborators, Dalpayrat produced a vast range of shapes and decorations. He was so well known for his oxblood flambé pottery that the term "Dalpayrat red" was coined to designate his distinctive glaze. Perfected in 1892, it is dappled or veined with greens, blues and yellows, and appears on pieces in the form of gourds, fruits, and shapes derived from Japanese bottles. [Source: Jason Jacques]

French, 1844-1910

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